The Big Changes Coming to Epcot

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Disney is in a constant state of reinvention. Between the resorts, four theme parks, two water parks, and and a stunning entertainment, dining, and shopping district, Disney cannot afford to rest on their laurels. In recent years, Animal Kingdom has welcomed the addition of Pandora and prior to that, Magic Kingdom played host to New Fantasyland. Looking to the future, guests can expect to find new offerings at Hollywood Studios with the recent opening of Toy Story Land, as well as the highly anticipated Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge coming by the end of 2019. Not to be left out, Epcot is already prepping for the 50 th birthday of the resort in 2021. Here are the big changes that guests can expect at Epcot in the next few years!

1. Guardians of the Galaxy Indoor Coaster

Guests visiting Epcot now can expect to see the massive frame for this inventive new ride scheduled to debut in 2021. Taking the place of the now shuttered Ellen’s Energy Adventure, the Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster will be a highly-themed thrill ride. In addition to the theming and the the thrills, guests will be experiencing one of the longest indoor roller coasters in the world! Disney will take Imagineering to the next level with an innovative ride system!

2. Spaceship Earth Refurbishment

While not officially confirmed by Disney, rumors point to Disney refurbing Spaceship Earth. While details are thin, guests could expect to see changes to the framed attraction during the descent scene back to the load zone. Siemens is ending their sponsorship of the attraction, so the timing could be right for a refresh to coincide with Disney’s 50th birthday celebration. While Dame Judy Dench has been the narrator on the attraction for over ten years, it is also possible that guests could be treated to a new narrator on their trip through the history of communication!

3. New Restaurant in Japan

Joining the lineup of two phenomenal restaurants currently located in Japan, Teppan Edo and Tokyo Dining, Japan will soon play host to a third restaurant and will be qualified as a signature dining experience. This means that guests will experience a higher level of food quality and theme with their meal. Guests can also expect to enjoy a sampling of seafood and steak and the still-to-be-named eatery. The new restaurant is expected to take over some space from the Mitsukoshi Department store located on the first level of the Japan Pavilion.

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